I've always thought Singing Time was a magical time. The best part of Primary. Since being called as Primary Chorister, I've tried to make Singing Time a way to make church and learning a joyful, fun time for children. These are my adventures as Primary Chorister.
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This one is a miracle worker! Those two or three older boys that won't sing no matter what... ya, this one gets them singing. I think the trick will be not to use it too much or it won't be so special any more. We'll see.
It's super simple. Get an unused spray bottle. Set the spray to 'stream'. Fill with clear flavored water. I used Nestle Pure Life. They have a lemon flavor and a strawberry flavor. I picked up an 6 pack of each for about $4 per pack. That's only $1.50 per bottle, and a whole bottles lasts forever when you only go through it one spray at a time. Cheap cheap cheap.
I used these flavored waters because they have absolutely 0 calories, and they are not dyed. Getting light pink or green or yellow on someone's clothing would not be cool.
Now then. Decorate your spray bottle. I haven't done mine yet, I'm still deciding what will be the most awesome design ever. :D
Introduce your bottle as Magic Water. When you sing, your throat gets a bit dry. Anyone who sings will need some water. Those who do not sing, don't need to worry about getting any Magic Water since their throats aren't dry.
It's amazing how hard kids try just to get a tiny squirt of flavored water in their mouths. I supposed it's the whole concept that's neat to them. I've only used it with the big kids so far, but I have no doubt the little kids will think it's extremely fabulous when I try it with them too.